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    Friday, August 23, 2019
    Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft, the North Bay’s largest and most enduring solar and clean energy provider, announced today the appointment of Galen Torneby as Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Torneby has deep expertise in the solar industry and brings decades of experience in the broader energy and construction fields to his new role, having previously served as Chief Operating Officer at ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Green Building - Sustainability, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    We would like to recognize and celebrate our wonderful REFERRAL PARTNERS!    Marci Nava, Framework Organizational Development who referred, Aroon Masand, Financial Services Professional and Licensed Agent, New York Life Insurance CompanyDave and Michelle Whiteside, Whiteside Concrete Shotcrete Construction who referred Rob Walker, UpCycle Builders, Inc.Shawyan Ziari, Advance Concrete who ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    Cynthia Murray, Executive Director of the North Bay Leadership Council has been named as this year’s “Women of Industry” honoree by the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce. She will be honored at the 7th Annual Women of Industry Luncheon & Marketplace on November 15 at Embassy Suites in San Rafael. Among her many community contributions, Cynthia has served on the Marin Builders Association Scholarship ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Event Related, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   We ‘double down’ with our first contractor who has more than one concern. A ‘slick’ answer for an industrial inquiry, with a ‘big easy’ response for a future Californian…   Q:  We currently have a “C-6” (Cabinet, Millwork and Finish Carpentry) license.  We need to add the “C-5” (Framing and Rough Carpentry) classification because one of our ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, General News Article
    Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    EXCITING NEWS! Minuteman Press Sponsors "Marin Builders NOW” Minuteman  Press is excited to promote their services to our membership by sponsoring "Marin Builders NOW", the North Bay building industry's most valuable newsletter.    At Minuteman Press professional printing is a multi-step process with each part playing an important role to ensure the final product is of the highest quality. Each ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, Economic, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    Learn about Hunter’s Hydrawise smart controller, the world’s premier wi-fi irrigation controller, designed to be a workhorse for both you and your clients. By saving both water and time while protecting your client’s landscape, Hydrawise can help you grow your business stronger faster.Learn more at these FREE seminars and how to register!
    Categories: Event Related, Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS, General News Article, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Papers/Research
    Monday, August 19, 2019
    Objective: To explain the goals of the safety recognition program to employees A Safety Recognition Program acknowledges staff for their positive behaviors and actions, which helps everyone become involved and creates a safety culture by reducing unsafe or inappropriate activities that can result in accidents, quality issues, and other problems.Click here to download the complete training short ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Education, Safety and Training, E-Communication - Newsletter, E- Communication - Toolkit Program
    Thursday, August 15, 2019
    SLM Builders Inc has been selected for the 2019 Best of Petaluma Awards in the category of Real Estate Builders & Construction Company. For details and more information please view our website:2019 Best of Petaluma Awards - Real Estate Builders & Construction Company Each year, in and around the Petaluma area, the Petaluma Award Program chooses only the best local businesses. They focus on ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019
    Objective: To introduce common engineering controls for lead exposure, including methods of substitution, isolation, and ventilation Because lead exposure is dangerous, employers must implement engineering controls to minimize employee exposure to the greatest extent possible. Engineering controls are greatly preferred over administrative controls as the best way to control exposures. Personal ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training
    Friday, August 09, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   What the company wants the company gets! Another contractor gets a ‘stranger things’ feeling, while another gets ‘referred’ for a second opinion. A reminder for all contractors on ‘reciprocity’ state by state…   Q:  My company wanted me to ask whether a CSLB licensed Class “A” Engineering Contractor can obtain a classification as a Class ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Wednesday, August 07, 2019
    Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft, a leading North Bay solar installer for over 35 years, recently completed the installation of a 148.5 kW DC solar system at Christ the King Catholic School in Pleasant Hill, CA.  The system is designed to provide over 66.57% of their school’s annual electrical needs for the facilities.  The solar panels were installed as a way to save energy and protect the ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Green Building - Sustainability
    Wednesday, August 07, 2019
    BUILDERS: Have you been struggling to connect to the subs and vendors you need to make your project go smoothly?  HOME/PROPERTY OWNERS:  Have you been challenged to find an available contractor to help with a maintenance issue or renovation project? Marin Builders Association can help! In order to be efficient, we will need some accurate information to get started:A brief summary of your project ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Project Bid Requests, Community, Economic
    Monday, August 05, 2019
    Objective: To assure that personnel involved in hurricane response and recovery operations are aware of common hazards and safe practices. Hurricanes present several potential causes of severe damage, from rain and flooding to high winds and flying objects. Some of these conditions can persist after the storm has passed, so individuals left in its wake need to be familiar with precautions and ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training
    Monday, July 29, 2019
    Objective: To inform employees about proper practices for computer monitor setup that will reduce the risk of eye strain Employees that spend most of their time at work in front of computer monitors may be at risk of eye strain.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in Spanish
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training
    Monday, July 29, 2019
    E.F. Brett and Company, Inc. is requesting proposals from ALL subcontractors and suppliers including DVBE subcontractors and suppliers for the following project.  Clarendon Elementary SchoolOwner: San Francisco Unified School DistrictBID DATE: 8/19/19 – 2:00 pm Scope: Concrete, Metal Fabrications, Casework, Waterproofing, Insulation, doors, Frames & Hardware, Aluminum Storefronts, Drywall ceramic ...read more
    Categories: Marin Builders Association NEWS, General News Article, E-Communication - Newsletter, Project Bid Requests
    Thursday, July 25, 2019
    Ghilotti Bros., Inc. is very proud and excited to announce that Thomas G. Barr (Tom), Vice President of Estimating at Ghilotti Bros. Inc., (GBI) in San Rafael, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, effective August 1, 2019.   Tom is a multi-generation San Rafael native. His great grandfather, William Barr Sr., arrived in San Rafael from Scotland in 1875. William Sr. prospered as a General ...read more
    Categories: Marin Builders Association NEWS, Cornerstone Partner News, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Community
    Thursday, July 25, 2019
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ALICIA ARROYO, AIASF MARKETING + COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER PH: +1 415 874 2624 EMAIL: aarroyo@aiasf.orgAIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design present the 16th Annual Architecture + the City festival (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) July 24, 2019 —The American Institute of Architects, (AIASF) and the Center for Architecture + Design are ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, Event Related, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, July 18, 2019
    Stay up to date with everything your Marin Builders membership offers you! On the first Thursday of every month, from 8:30-9:30 am our Membership Director, Christine Puccini will hold open office hours for ANY/ALL members. (Please check the event calendar or call the office to confirm in case the regular date has been changed due to vacation or illness.)  No RSVP needed – just drop by our office, ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Human Interest, Community, Education, Safety and Training, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Friday, June 21, 2019
    Inspiration. Expertise. Professionals. 500+ Local Resources for your Home. The most recognized and respected name in local Building meets the most recognized and respected name in local News. Marin Builders Association is back, with help from Marin Independent Journal and San Rafael based design studio, And Them, with the latest edition of the incomparable go-to resource guide for homeowners in ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Marin Home Resource Guide, Press Release
    Sunday, June 16, 2019
    Construction Training Program Tackles Shortage in Building Industry     In response to the North Bay’s high demand for skilled construction workers, the Marin Builders Association has again partnered with College of Marin, Canal Alliance, and CareerPoint Marin to bring construction training and job opportunities to students Marin.    The Education to Career (e2c) construction training program ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Economic, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    We Now Deliver to Your Work Site Stay productive - let us bring supplies to you! The Urban Farmer Store now offers FREE delivery of all of our products for our professional customers for orders over $1,000.   Let us help you avoid wasted time in traffic.  Call now to get your delivery on our schedule.   We will be in your area! Click here to view our daily delivery zone and our mobile order ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Home Resource Guide
    Friday, February 01, 2019
    https://chambermaster.blob.core.windows.net/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/9100/File/Permits_2019/San_Rafael/May-AssessorsMonthlyReport.xlsClick the links below to view a current list of permit reports published and provided by the County of Marin and the individual cities/towns including Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito and Tiburon. If what you're ...read more
    Categories: Permits, Permits - Marin County
    Friday, February 01, 2019
    Click the links below to view a current list of Tax Liens & Completions published and provided by the County of Marin. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Paula Krause at paula@marinbuilders.com.01.11.19 ​01.18.19 ​01.25.19 ​02.01.19 ​02.08.19 ​02.22.19 ​03.01.19 ​03.15.19 ​03.22.19 ​03.29.19 ...read more
    Categories: Tax Liens and Completions
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Introducing the North Bay Construction Corps Class of MarinSponsored by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation This program places over 20 well trained and prepared high school seniors directly into the construction industry with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle.Cohorts begin in January and conclude in June with a 2 week bootcamp and hiring event. If you have ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release, Cornerstone Partner News, Economic, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    PRESS RELEASE  CONTACT: Rick Wells Chief Executive Officer  415.462.1220 rick@marinbuilders.com   CONTACT: Don Jeppson Chief Building Official     415.485.3357 Don.Jeppson@cityofsanrafael.org  City of San Rafael to Publish Report from Marin Builders Association on Permit Customer Satisfaction   In partnership with the Marin Builders Association and the Marin Economic Forum, the City ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Papers/Research
    Friday, March 23, 2018
    Marin Clean Energy (MCE), a California Joint Powers Authority, is requesting qualifications from interested contractors for heat pump installations as part of its Low-Income Families and Tenants (LIFT) Program. Qualified contractors will be placed on the MCE Heat Pump Participating Contractors List. LIFT participants will be required to use a contractor off the list when installing heat pumps ...read more
    Categories: Green Building - Sustainability, Project Bid Requests, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    Marin Builders working behind the scenes for our members.SB 1254 – Unlicensed ContractorsProperty owners can be held liable for injuries to uninsured workers and the Contractors' License Board (CSLB) has no direct authority to intervene. This bill gives the CSLB the tools they need to fight unlicensed contractors by providing the Registrar with the authority to issue administrative Stop Work ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Click here for Subcontractor Lien Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders Association and Dan McLennon of Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP.
    Categories: General News Article, Tax Liens and Completions, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community
    Click here for General Contractors Lien Rights Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders  Association and Board member Dan McLennon.
    Categories: Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, General News Article, Tax Liens and Completions
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